Suspect Confesses Involvement in Shoplifting Gang

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A Georgia man whom police said confessed to being part of a large shoplifting ring that resells the stolen merchandise on the street was arrested Friday at Lowe’s on Lexington Road. The suspect was also in possession of 10 fake driver’s license depicting residents of North and South Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky and California.

The charges of shoplifting, theft by deception and 10 counts of possession of fictitious identification documents were filed against Dhouruba Bin Assante, 50, of Winston, a small unincorporated community in Douglas County.

The arrest followed an incident where a loss prevention officer at Lowe’s detained Assante after the suspect brought in merchandise stolen at a Lowe’s in Snellville the day before, then… Athens Banner-Herald

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